How to install Neatx (Similar to FreeNX) server on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
* Session creation
* Session suspension
* Session resumption
* Session shutdown
* Gnome/KDE/Application/Console sessions
* Floating Window/Virtual Desktop sessions
* Fullscreen/Resolution/Keyboard preferences
* Session shadowing (though only sessions belonging to you)
What Doesn't Work
* Terminating a session from the session list
* Windows/VNC sessions
* Sound, printer tunneling, Samba tunneling
* Local session sharing
* Load balancing
Install Neatx server on Ubuntu 10.04
Open your terminal
and type in this command
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team
Then Update Apt
sudo apt-get update
At this point, the repository is added and apt is updated, then install the neatx-server package (using Aptitude to install extra needed packages).
sudo apt-get install neatx-server
Hi. I have performed these steps, but am unable to connect to the remote machine via the NX Client for Mac. The client gets to “Waiting for Authentication” and then times out.
Could someone point me in the right direction for help on this issue? Thanks a bunch!
Make sure your firewall isn’t blocking your connection. port 22 (ssh) shouldn’t be blocked.
I’d also highly suggest taking a look at x2go.
Neatx still has key features that have yet to be implemented.
x2go in its current release has clients for windows, mac and linux. the x2go server is not based on FreeNX or Neatx.
x2go DOES use the NoMachine NX transport libraries so you get pretty much the same performance as the commercial NX… but x2go is open source.
Also, x2go sound works 1st time, so does printing.
x2go is expecting a new release this summer that will also include a “web portal” where all the clients will need is a Java Enabled browser.
When Neatx gets audio, printing etc working I’ll take another look at it but in the meantime x2go works very well and is very easy to setup.
find x2go at: http://www.x2go.org/index.php?id=7
As a said before, would be nice to link the Homepages in the article from the Projects:
Same issue as Phildini…anyone find a solution?
And how to run this program
It seems like they need to add binaries for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) cuz those instructions don’t work for the install. Who supports the repository?
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources
404 Not Found
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main amd64 Packages
404 Not Found
Fetched 2,470B in 1s (2,342B/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
The 10.04 Lucid versions still work in 10.10, although I’m not seeing title bars on Ubuntu windows in my Windows Vista client.
The same here as defanso and Phildini… 🙁
Simple fix for 10.10
after following instructions do:
inside the file change maveric to lucid
all is well 😀
Thanks Viktor, your simply solution works for me too 🙂
Worked great. Got a thinlabs thin client to test with nx network login. Installed neatx-server onto my lan using your instructions and voila full gui exactly how I wanted it. Thanks
Steve. How did you get the thin clients? Did you use a OS like Thinstation? I’m curious. I’ve tried so many times, but with no success.